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Meet the Team at the Premier Eye Clinic

Mr Clive Peckar, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


Mr Clive Peckar attended St Thomas' Hospital Medical School, London University, gaining the Hudson Prize in Ophthalmology in 1971. He was Research Senior Registrar at the Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford University leading to an MSc in 1983. He was appointed Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to Warrington Hospital NHS Trust  in 1983. His surgical experience includes cataract surgery since 1973, corneal transplantation 1975-2009, phakoemulsification (small incision cataract surgery) since 1991, Viscocanalostomy (glaucoma surgery) since 1997 and Canaloplasty since 1995 (when Mr Peckar was responsible for the introduction of this procedure into the UK and Europe). His papers and publications have included work on ophthalmic lasers, corneal specular microsurgery including video training aids, surgical skill transfer in surgical simulation 'wet labs' and "bleb-independant glaucoma surgery" (Viscocanalostomy and Canaloplasty: Schlemm's Canal Surgery).

Mr Peckar's current practice covers all areas of general ophthalmology with special interests as previously detailed plus endothelial specular microscopy.

Mr Peckar was responsible for the design and establishment of the Warrington Microsurgical Teaching Centre - a 'wet-lab' teaching area for the practice of ophthalmic surgery on porcine eyes.

Mr Peckar is a Director of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and was Director of Surgical Skills Training for the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) 1999-2012. He was Medical Editor of EuroTimes, a monthly publication of the ESCRS with a distribution of 41,000 copies 1995 - 2016.

Special Clinical Interests
Cataract, corneal endothelium, non-penetrating glaucoma surgery (Canaloplasty).

Research Interests
Cataract, glaucoma surgery (Viscocanalostomy and Canaloplasty), corneal endothelium.

Current Posts
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Spire Cheshire Hospital, Cheshire, England, UK.
Honorary Professor of Ophthalmology at Shantou University Medical College, China and at Harbin Medical University, China.

Membership of professional, national and international bodies
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Director of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgeons..

Contact Mr Clive Peckar via his practice manager: Laraine Woodall


Tel/Fax: 01925 470957 [International: +44 1925 470 957]

Mobile: 07557 228 331 [International: +44 7557 228 331]

or send an e-mail:


Laraine Woodall, Practice Manager & Private Secretary

Laraine Woodallk

Laraine was educated at Smithills Grammar School in Bolton. In 1963 she commenced her nursing training at Bolton District General Hospital, initially as a Cadet Nurse for two years then as a Student Nurse. She became a State Registered Nurse in 1969 and continued to work on the Acute Medical Unit until her marriage in 1970, when she left Bolton and moved to Warrington.
Laraine worked on the out-patient department at Warrington Infirmary until she left in 1971 to take a career break to bring up her children. In 1978 she returned to work within the Warrington Health Authority, firstly as a School/Clinic Nurse, based at Garven Place, and then as a Health Visitor Assistant, based at Woolston Clinic, where she gained her Family Planning Certificate.
In 1986 she returned to hospital nursing, working in the Elderly Care Unit at Warrington Hospital.
In September 1988 Laraine moved to the BUPA North Cheshire hospital where she opened the out-patient services. Over the next few years the department increased in size and Laraine progressed from Staff Nurse to Sister and then Out-Patient Manager until her retirement from nursing in 2004.

In January 2004 Laraine was invited by Mr Peckar to become his Private Secretary/Practice Manager as she was well acquainted with the majority of his patients, and his clinical practice, through working with him in the Outpatient Department (since he moved his Private Practice to Stretton in 1988).

Contact: Laraine Woodall


Tel/Fax: 01925 470957 [International: +44 1925 470 957]

Mobile: 07557 228 331 [International: +44 7557 228 331]

or send an e-mail:


Gordon Elliott,  Private Optometrist (Optician)

Gordon Elliott

Gordon Elliott is Mr Peckar’s Private Optometrist at the Premier Eye Clinic, Spire Cheshire Hospital.

For many patients Gordon is the first member of the team they meet when they attend the clinic. Gordon’s job is to check each patient’s refraction and to provide other measurements that Mr Peckar may need to help him decide on the treatment plan for each individual patient.

The following tests may be carried out depending on the patient’s problem: -

  • Refraction: This tests the type of lenses the patient may need to achieve clear vision for different activities.
  • Fields Test: This measures the extent of the patient’s peripheral vision “visual field” using the Humphrey Field Analyser.
  • Endothelial Specular Microscopy: This measures the size and distribution of the cells on the back of the patient’s cornea which are responsible for keeping the patients vision clear.
  • Elevation Scanning Topography: This maps out the total shape of the cornea and is like an aircraft flying over the hills and valleys “in order to produce a contour map”.
  • Optical Biometry: This measures the size & shape of each eye in order to calculate the power of artificial lenses required, prior to surgery.
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): This measures the size & cell layers of the Retina, in each eye, in order to be able to measure structural changes, and confirm diagnoses.

Gordon Elliott's Résumé

Gordon studied at the University of Wales, Cardiff, graduating in 2000 with a First Class BSc (Hons).  He completed his training with a pre-registration year at an independent practice in Warrington.  Gordon has continued to work for the same practice where he is now a director.

In 2002 Gordon spent six months working in Belize for the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired.  Following his return, Gordon started to do sessional work at Warrington Hospital NHS Trust to more fully utilise his training and keep up to date with the management of different and more complicated eye conditions.  He continues to do one session per week at Warrington Hospital.

Gordon has been serving on The Central Mersey Local Optical Committee since 2007, and held the post of Treasurer from 2010-2013.

He is an Optometrist Member of The Cheshire Warrington & Wirral Local Eye Health Network (LEHN).

Gordon sits as a Registrant Member of TheGeneral Optical Council's 'Fitness to Practice Panel', having been appointed in July 2015.

Membership of Professional Organisations:
College of Optometrists
Association of Optometrists



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